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Budget choices in a time of pandemic: Advancing gender equality or holding it back?

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The report presents an analysis of the initial and differing impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and men in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia and Serbia . The report outlines government measures and subsequent budget rebalancing and reveals anlysis on the initial gender impact with focus on country specific selected sectors.

Training package for healthcare professionals on engaging men in prenatal care

Thursday, May 6, 2021

This training package was created to help healthcare professionals engage with men during pregnancy and childbirth and to promote active fatherhood. Accompanied by slides for use in presentations, and including prenatal visit practice with roleplaying exercises, it is intended to help health providers better engage with fathers.

Gender-sensitive data: Collecting, analysis, monitoring and reporting in Ukraine—a toolkit for data producers

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Gender Statistics Toolkit aims to enhance the understanding and production of gender statistics, and support the integration of a gender perspective into the national statistical system. It aims to increase the availability and quality of official gender statistics in Ukraine that will be used for policy planning, monitoring and reporting. It is designed primarily to assist statisticians working in the statistical units, at central and regional office, but can be also useful for all statisticians and data officers, researchers and analysts.

Compendium on fatherhood programmes

Monday, May 3, 2021

This compendium of fatherhood programmes offers good practices from successful Papa Schools around the world. These programmes have achieved positive results in the areas of parenting skills, fathers' engagement in caregiving, parent-child interaction and relationship quality, and violence reduction.

Advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in Ukraine through effective development co-operation and finance

Friday, April 16, 2021

The report discusses key international normative frameworks in place to support the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in Ukraine, and assesses the level of national and international public finance investments, as well as a number of initiatives and projects that attest to the vibrancy and strength of development cooperation on gender equality in Ukraine.

Synthesis final evaluation report “Strengthening the resilience of Syrian women and girls and host communities" programme

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

This report presents the results of the independent evaluation of UN Women’s ‘Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities’ (“Madad”) programme and offers lessons and recommendations for future programming on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Synthesis report includes country specific annexes for Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.

Final evaluation brief of “Strengthening the resilience of Syrian women and girls and host communities” programme in Jordan, Iraq and Turkey

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

This brief presents a summary of the results of the independent evaluation of UN Women’s Strengthening the Resilience of Syrian Women and Girls and Host Communities (“Madad”) programme and offers lessons and recommendations for future programming on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Assessment of civil court decisions on the issuance of protection orders against perpetrators of domestic violence

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The findings of the assessment reveal inter alia a very low number of protection orders issued in the conflict-affected Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. This points out to low awareness of survivors of domestic violence about this protection mechanism, as well as poor quality of the legal advice received in such cases. Additionally, the assessment results show that there is a high burden of proof imposed on survivors and that children witnesses of domestic violence are rarely recognized as victims of domestic violence.

Research of international and Ukrainian good practices on community policing and prevention of violence against women and girls

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The research looks into how the implementation of good practices on community policing could contribute to prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls at the community level. This publication also provides recommendations to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and National Police of Ukraine on community policing and prevention violence against women and girls.

Highlights 2020 - Annual report of UN Women in Turkey

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

In 2020, UN Women Turkey implemented a diverse portfolio of projects and programmes, adapting them to respond to the growing and changing needs of women and girls amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights 2020 report tells UN Women Turkey's story over the year 2020 and presents its work and main results achieved under the programmes and campaigns.

Research study on the perception of men and boys on child, early and forced marriages in Turkey

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The "Research study on the perception of men and boys on child, early and forced marriages in Turkey" presents a comprehensive analysis on how men's perceptions and attitudes act as an enabling or preventing factor for child, early and forced marriages. It provides important insights into creating behavioral change, and facilitating stronger engagement of men and boys towards the elimination of child, early and forced marriages and achieving gender equality.

Fireflies campaign against gender based cyber violence 2020

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The fireflies campaign against gender based cyber violence draws attention to the issue to create a global e-solidarity network. The campaign conducted by UN Women Turkey and financed by Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) reveals the outcomes of the campaign.

Localizing CSW65 in Europe and Central Asia

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

To continue this important dialogue and encourage a wider partners’ engagement and contributions for the CSW65, UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office supported partners in the region to conduct subregional/localized preparatory consultations to examine achievements and challenges, and existing gaps as well as actions to be taken to accelerate the implementation of gender equality commitments both at the local and regional level.

Looking beyond 2020: Advancing women, peace and security in Eastern Partnership countries - Consultations with civil society organizations

Monday, March 15, 2021

The “Looking beyond 2020: Advancing women, peace and security” consultations were organized by the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the UN Women Georgia Country Office. As a result of the consultations, participants issued concrete and actionable recommendations to remove barriers to women’s meaningful participation in peace processes at the formal and informal levels.

Women in politics: 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The IPU–UN Women “Women in politics: 2021” map presents global rankings for women in executive, government, and parliamentary positions as of 1 January 2021. The data shows all-time highs for the number of countries with women Heads of State or Heads of Government, as well as for the global share of women ministers.

Policy briefs on Beijing+25 subregional consultations

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The policy briefs present the outcomes of the series of the subregional virtual consultations udnertaken in October-November 2020 and outline structural and legal barriers women and girls face, demands from feminists and women's rights advocates and key recommendations for the Generation Equality Forum.

Digitally empowered generation equality: Women, girls and ICT in the context of COVID-19 in selected Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries

Monday, March 1, 2021

This study aims at identifying key factors and trends in the participation of women in the digital sector in education, career and entrepreneurship at a national level. The analysis concluded into country-specific recommendations to develop a set of national initiatives fostering participation of women and girls in the ICT sector.

Resource package on engaging men during pregnancy and childbirth

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The "Resource package on engaging men during pregnancy and childbirth" was created for use by healthcare professionals to help them engage with men during pregnancy and childbirth and to promote active fatherhood. It also provides tools for health practitioners to evaluate their facility’s policies and procedures, and success in raising overall awareness around the importance of engaging men in maternal and child health.

Community mobilization for empowerment in Ukraine: A practitioner's guide

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

A practitioner's guide to the community mobilization for empowerment (CME) is a step-by-step manual on the process of implementing community mobilization for empowerment, intended for the mobilizers in local communities, civil society organizations' staff and volunteers, as well as members of the self-help groups. The foundations for CME are based on human rights and gender equality. The process helps to address discrimination and to demonstrate the benefits of embracing diversity.

9 ways for men to become allies in the fight for women's human rights

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gender equality and women’s rights are not just women’s issue, it is a human rights issue. Women combat for their rights every day everywhere. But to achieve an equal world for all, men should question power dynamics in their actions and words and take responsibility for change.

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